Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to eligible students through the Union County College Financial Aid Office. In addition, Nursing Scholarships are available through the School of Nursing. Specific information on how to apply, eligibility, and the types of aid may be found in the Union County College web site and this School of Nursing web site.

Students may call or visit any one of the three campuses to receive additional information on Financial Aid Workshops, the application process, and student aid eligibility.

Cranford Campus
1033 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
1-908-709-7137
Elizabeth Campus
40 W. Jersey St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
1-908-965-6061
Plainfield Campus
232 East Second St.
Plainfield, NJ 07060
1-908-412-3571





Veterans Benefits
Veterans are encouraged to enroll at the School of Nursing under provisions of the federal laws that entitle veterans to educational benefits. Veterans should contact a counselor at any campus of Union County College.

Educational Opportunity Fund
The School's affiliation with Union County College entitles students to apply for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) if they are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged and demonstrate a financial need.

Scholarship Information
Union County College Scholarships
In addition to federal and state funded aid, scholarships are available to assist qualified students to meet their educational expenses. UCC Scholarships are applied for and administered through Union County College.

School Of Nursing Scholarships
The nursing scholarships listed below are awarded specifically to nursing students who are in good standing and entering a clinical nursing course and who demonstrate academic excellence and/or a financial need.

Applications for the school of nursing scholarships are available on this web site and in the School of Nursing office, and must be completed for all nursing scholarships (including KELLOGG). A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required for a nursing scholarship and a 3.25 GPA for a Kellogg Scholarship.

Email or submit a completed School of Nursing Scholarship Application with a current transcript to the Administrative Assistant in the School of Nursing office, by August 15th for the Fall semester and January 5th for the Spring semester. Late applications are not accepted.

A FAFSA and a UCC Financial Aid application must be on file in the Union County College Financial Aid office in order to be eligible for a nursing/Kellogg scholarship. Students who have failed a nursing course, or who do not hold US citizenship are not eligible for nursing scholarships. Permanent Residents and Eligible Non-Citizens are eligible for select nursing scholarships.

JC Kellogg Foundation Scholarship(s)
Kellogg Scholarships are no longer automatically awarded. Kellogg Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis each semester to students who have completed NURE 132 and/or NURE 250 or higher and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Scholarships will be awarded on GPA in rank order with available funds.

The award is based on the nursing course being taken and number of nursing credits.
  • Nure 232                              $3,000.00
  • Nure 231                              $2,400.00
  • Nure 260/270/280/290    $ 900.00 each course
  • Nure 291                              $ 300.00
Students must complete and file a FAFSA and a UCC Financial Aid application with the UCC Financial Aid office. Students who are repeating a nursing course are not eligible for consideration.


Denise Manley Farnham Memorial Fund Scholarship
Awarded each semester to a student with a commitment to nursing and a genuine caring for people. The student will have an interest in public health nursing and demonstrate a financial need.

Switzer Foundation Scholarship(s)
Awarded each semester to female students who are US Citizens, who have legal residency within 50 miles of New York City, and who have a demonstrated financial need.

Trinitas Professional Education Assistance Program Scholarship(s)
Awarded each semester to students entering a clinical nursing course who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or a financial need.

Hetzel Family Scholarship(s)
Awarded each semester to a male and a female student who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Financial need may be considered. Eligible students will have completed NURE 131 or NURE 250.

Summit Area Public Foundation – Cole-Matreyek Memorial Fund Scholarship(s)
Awarded each semester to students entering a clinical nursing course. This scholarship award is based on academic performance. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need may be considered.

Christopher & Susan Phillips Foundation Scholarship
Awarded annually to a male second year student with proven kindness and compassion in the field of nursing. Student must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate a financial need.